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Weed Identification Guide

Upright Moss
Upright Moss

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Dry sites Banks Not usually a problem except in acidic conditions

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Feather/trailing Moss
Feather/trailing Moss

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Grow at the base of a sward Often overlooked Soft, spongy, fibrous swards Low intensive managed turf

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Cushion Moss
Cushion Moss

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Thin, close-mown swards Acid Soils Compact distinctive cushions Long-stalked Drooping green capsules

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Achillia milliforium
Achillia milliforium

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Yarrow Perennial Preferred conditions: Sandy soils Growth: Rhizomes Reproduces: Seed Cultural: Scarification, Irrigation, Adequate nutrient level

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Trifolium repens
Trifolium repens

Friday, December 17th, 2010

White clover Perennial Preferred conditions: High pH soils Growth: Roots at nodes (creeping), Flowers June-September Reproduces: Seed Cultural: Application...

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Veronica filliformis
Veronica filliformis

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Slender Speedwell Perennial Plants rarely set seed Creeping mat forming perennial. Stems slender. Freely rooting at the nodes Flowers...

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Prunella vulgaris
Prunella vulgaris

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Selfheal Perennial Dry soils ph > 7 A hairy patch forming plant with creeping runners rooting at nodes Leaves...

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Plantago lanceolate
Plantago lanceolate

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Ribwort plantain Perennial Preferred conditions: Slightly Alkaline soils Growth: Flowers, April-October

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Sagina procumbens
Sagina procumbens

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Pearlwort Perennial Preferred conditions: Any soil, Too closely mown turf Growth: Stoloniferous Cultural: Scarification, Top-dressing (levels) Chemical: Resistant to...

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Hieraceum pilosella
Hieraceum pilosella

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Mouse-Ear Hawkweed Perennial Preferred conditions: Most soils Growth: Stoloniferous, Flowering in May – August

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Cerastium spp.
Cerastium spp.

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Mouse Ear Chickweed Perennial Dry neutral soils Forms a dense mat Leaves un-stalked, oval in shape, , densely hairy...

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Plantago media
Plantago media

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Hoary plantain Perennial Preferred conditions: Dry, calcareous soils Growth: Flowers, May-August

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Plantago major
Plantago major

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Greater plantain Perennial Preferred conditions: Damp, compacted soils Growth: Flowers June-October

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Luzula capestris
Luzula capestris

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Field Wood Rush Reproduces: Perennial, Grass like in appearance, Covered in long hairs

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Bellis perennis
Bellis perennis

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Daisy Perennial Preferred conditions: Any soil Growth: Rosette growth, Creeping stems, Adapts to mowing height

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Taraxacum officinals
Taraxacum officinals

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Dandelion Perennial Preferred conditions: Common on all soils Growth: Tap-rooted Flowers: March – July Reproduces: Wind blown seeds Cultural:...

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Cirsium arvense
Cirsium arvense

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Creeping Thistle Perennial Preferred conditions: Fertile disturbed ground Growth: Stoloniferous Leaves: Upperside hairless White hairs beneath Flowers in June-September

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Potentilla repens
Potentilla repens

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Creeping Cinquefoil Perennial Most soils Low, long creeping stems rooting at nodes Leaves composed of five – seven wedge...

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Ranunculus repens
Ranunculus repens

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Creeping Buttercup Perennial Slightly acidic/moist soils Long (hairy) creeping runners rooting at nodes Leaves; three distinct toothed segments Gold...

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Rumex acetosa
Rumex acetosa

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Common Sorrel Perennial Preferred conditions: Slightly acidic soil Growth: Male/Female flowers on separate plants, Flowers May-June

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Hypochaeris radicata
Hypochaeris radicata

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Cat’s ear Perennial Growth: Rosette growth, Tap root, Prefers most soils Reproduces; Seeds & offsets

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Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Bird’s Foot Trefoil Perennial Prefers dryer soils Growth: Appears three lobed, with another pair of leaves closer to stem...

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Leontodon autumnalis
Leontodon autumnalis

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Autumn Hawkbit Perennial Most soils Rosette of leaves smaller than: Dandelion, Cat’s ear Narrow leaves, deeply toothed, Hairless Flowers...

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Cirsium vulgare
Cirsium vulgare

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Spear Thistle Biennial Preferred conditions: Fertile disturbed ground Growth: Spiny stem, Dull, hairy, toothed leaves, Flowers July – October

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Trifolium dubium
Trifolium dubium

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Lesser Trefoil Annual Preferred conditions: Dry soils Growth: Growth spreading mat, Flowers 10-26/plant, May-October, Leaves trifoliate

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Stellaria media
Stellaria media

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Common Chickweed Annual Preferred conditions:Cultivated soil, Flowers year round

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Poa annua
Poa annua

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Annual Meadow Grass Reproduces: Year round from seed Cultural: Scarification, Aeration before application of P fertilizers, Careful use of...

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Perennial weeds
Perennial weeds

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Live for more than two years Propagated by seed: Dandelions, Plantains Propagated by other plants organs such as stolons,...

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